March 2011 Hikes with the Siskiyou Wanderers

The Siskiyou Wanderers are a great group of hikers who hit the trail Every Thursday and would like you to join them. Here’s the March, 2011 schedule:

Mar 3: Sand Flat Snowshoe and/or Ski: Plan to cross country ski or snowshoe in this beautiful winter wonderland. Otherwise, hike where it is dry in the Mt. Shasta area.
AD: 5-7 miles THE: ~6,000′ AEG: ~500’/1000′ PMP: Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery T: 9:00 am.

Mar 10: Colestin Road: An alternative road hike Richard suggested last year due to poor weather conditions on the PCT. We’ll hike Colestin Rd north-west of Hilt in the beautiful Cottonwood Creek drainage crossing over into Oregon. I even have a little map of the road!
AD: 5-10 miles THE: 2500’+/- est AEG: a little PMP: Yreka Mall T: 9:00 am.

Mar 17: Castle Lake: Let’s cross county ski and/or snowshoe up to this beautiful little cirque lake. Last year we were able to park at the Methodist Camp (about 2 miles from the lake) Hopefully the weather will be a little more agreeable this year. Don’t forget to wear green!
AD: 4-6 miles THE:5,440′ AEG: 900′ PMP: Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery T: 9:00 am.

Mar 24: Little Castle Creek: View Castle Crag from the north side. Walk up dirt roads along Little Castle Creek from the Railroad Park Motel.
AD: 6 miles THE: 2,350′ AEG: 1000′ PMP: Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery T: 9:00 am.

Mar 31: Shasta Valley Wildlife Refuge: Popular hike among birders. Expect mud and hope sunshine. Your four footed companions must be leashed. Bring your bird book and binoculars. Maybe we’ll get to see the albino deer.
AD: 8 miles THE: 2,500′ AEG: pretty flat PMP: Yreka Mall T: 9:00am.

Legend to the Schedule:

  • AD: Approximate round trip distance.
  • THE: Trailhead elevation.
  • AEG: Approximate elevation gain.
  • PMP: Principal meeting place.
  • T: Meeting time at PMP.
  • DDT: Drive Distance to Trailhead.

(Content from the Siskiyou Wanderers website used with permission)